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Discover the worldwide phenomenon of the Throne of Glass series in this gorgeous 8-book hardcover box set, complete with an exclusive poster. When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors i Discover the worldwide phenomenon of the Throne of Glass series in this gorgeous 8-book hardcover box set, complete with an exclusive poster. When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king's champion and earn her freedom. Her name is Celaena Sardothien – beautiful, deadly, and destined for greatness. But as dark forces gather on the horizon-forces which threaten to destroy her entire world-Celaena must fight to protect everything she holds dear, thrusting her into the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas into a worldwide phenomenon. Fans new and old will dive into this special box set that contains a 4-color poster and hardcover editions of the entire series: The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, and the thrilling finale, Kingdom of Ash.


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Discover the worldwide phenomenon of the Throne of Glass series in this gorgeous 8-book hardcover box set, complete with an exclusive poster. When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors i Discover the worldwide phenomenon of the Throne of Glass series in this gorgeous 8-book hardcover box set, complete with an exclusive poster. When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king's champion and earn her freedom. Her name is Celaena Sardothien – beautiful, deadly, and destined for greatness. But as dark forces gather on the horizon-forces which threaten to destroy her entire world-Celaena must fight to protect everything she holds dear, thrusting her into the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas into a worldwide phenomenon. Fans new and old will dive into this special box set that contains a 4-color poster and hardcover editions of the entire series: The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, and the thrilling finale, Kingdom of Ash.

30 review for Throne of Glass eBook Bundle: An 8 Book Bundle

  1. 4 out of 5

    Caught Up In The Pages

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Joya

    Overall Series Review: 4.9/5 stars The Assassin's Blade: 5/5 stars This was my second time rereading The Assassin's Blade and I just forgot how much I enjoyed it when I read it the first time and I think reading it before the rest of the books helped too because then I was reading things chronologically. I really loved the characters, they made me happy and I loved getting to see Celaena again and Sam and Yrene before the Yrene we know now. Each of the stories ends up becoming more and this bo Overall Series Review: 4.9/5 stars The Assassin's Blade: 5/5 stars This was my second time rereading The Assassin's Blade and I just forgot how much I enjoyed it when I read it the first time and I think reading it before the rest of the books helped too because then I was reading things chronologically. I really loved the characters, they made me happy and I loved getting to see Celaena again and Sam and Yrene before the Yrene we know now. Each of the stories ends up becoming more and this book was just definitely needed. Throne of Glass: 4.85/5 stars Every time I read this one, I'm always more of a Dorian fan than a Chaol fan. Before knowing who Celaena actually is, I always thought that she would make a great queen and that her and Dorian would have been great together and would have the relationship that I had always wanted for myself where both were avid readers that could talk about books all the time. The competition was always something that I enjoyed reading and it was great to come back to it. Crown of Midnight: 4.8/5 stars This book I guess has always been my least favorite of them all just because of the fact that I was never a huge Chaol fan. I was okay with the fact that Celaena chose Chaol out of him and Dorian, though. I loved getting to see more of what happened in the castle and I loves watching the relationships build when I reread this book and I just really loved rereading the series. Heir of Fire: 4.9/5 stars I really really loved meeting Manon and Aelin who are probably tied for favorite characters in this series, if not ever. I just loved Abraxos and the wyverns and seeing how the Ironteeth witches worked, but still watching Celaena accept who she is and building a relationship with Rowan, and still getting to see what happens at the castle with Dorain and Chaol and Aedion. Queen of Shadows: 5/5 stars Queen of Shadows has always been my favorite because of all of the things that happen. Manon and Elide and also Manon and Dorian, but then also everything happening with Aelin and her court including saving Aedion but then reuniting with Rowan and Lysandra and just the more relationships that happened and grew between characters that weren't necessarily romantic. Empire of Storms: 5/5 stars I loved Empire of Storms so much because of the fact that Aelin was kicking ass and so much was happening and it was just magnificent and I couldn't get enough of it. This book ended up making me cry so much because of everything that happened and it was just so great. Tower of Dawn: 4.68/5 stars I was conflicted about reading Tower of Dawn just because Chaol was not my favorite character and I didn't want to read a whole book about him, but I enjoyed it so much more than I originally expected too and he grew on me. I loved getting to experience a new part of the world and meet new characters. Kingdom of Ash: 4.96/5 stars This book was so good. Everything came together, it made my cry and laugh and I just couldn't get enough of it. It was just what I needed and I finished it so much faster than I was expecting to, but it was just so good. The only reason it didn't get a 5/5 stars was because I left still wanted a little bit more in the ending because I figured we would get a little more of the characters after the war was over, but it was really good regardless. Main Characters: Celaena Sardothian/Aelin Ashryver Galathynius is the main character that the story is revolved around and I love her with all my heart. She inspires me so much and her strength has encouraged me to do things that I never thought that I would have been able to do. Dorian Havilliard is a man that quickly stole my heart with his charm, but then his love for books just killed me. He is so amazing and his growth throughout the series was just something that I couldn't get enough of. Especially when he is getting close to a certain golden-eyed witch. Chaol Westfall was not my favorite character, but he was still a good man and he did everything that he could to protect Dorian and all that he did was because of his brotherly love for Dorian and so I have quite a bit of respect for him, regardless of how much I like him. Rowan Whitethorn is just one of those characters that just made my heart happy with the love that he had shown Aelin when they were together and the dedication and care that he had for her in Kingdom of Ash just made me so happy. He loved all of Aelin and not just certain parts of her and it was just an amazing relationship to watch unfold. Manon Blackbeak is one of my favorite characters ever, she is just so badass and I couldn't get enough of her character growth, I just love her so much. Lysandra was good for Aelin and just a good character in general. She was a great friend to Aelin and was willing to do so much to help her friend and I think that that is what counts in their relationship. Aedion Ashryver was kind of an asshole, but I did enjoy his character. You could definitely tell how much he cares for the ones he loves as well as his soldiers and he was smarter than people gave him credit for. Yrene was just a lovely character to read about, I love her so much, and the fact that she was pregnant and still could kick ass, was just amazing. Nesryn deserved so much more and I'm really glad that she found it with Sartaq. Elide was such a strong character that was just so fun to read about. She was so smart and she cared so much, and she deserved so much more. Lorcan was kind of a big asshole, but I do like him with Elide. Other Characters: Sam Cortland deserved so much better. Arobynn Hamel deserved so much worse. Kaltain Rompier deserved so much more than what she was given, but she was detrimental to the story. Nehemia Ytger was not my favorite, I really didn't care for her. I understood why she did what she did, but she still wasn't my favorite. Fleetfoot brought me so much joy, I love her so so much. Asterin has been through so much and I'm glad that she finally got to avenge her baby. The Thirteen was such an amazing group of witches and I loved them all so much, I cried to so hard when they Yielded. Abraxos is like a dog and I love him so much, I really really want an Abraxos. Maeve was the worst, I hated her more than I did Erawan. Erawan was such a smart being to be able to come up with all that he did, but he was so so twisted and I hate him. Mother Blackbeak is just a monster and I despise her, she deserved everything that came to her in the end. King of Adarlan really wasn't that bad of a guy once you got the Vlag out of him. He really did care for Dorian and what he did with the Key just made me cry. Fenrys was like a puppy and I love him so much. I want one. I love how he was there for Aelin in Kingdom of Ash. Gavriel was such a great character and I loved them. Other characters made me happy like Sartaq and Hasar and Kashin and Renia and so many others. This seried just had so many great characters. Rolfe and Ansel and so many others where great and I just enjoyed all the characters so much. Favorite Scenes: -fight scene between Aelin and Manon -Aelin's coronation scene -the Thirteen's yielding scene -Dorian and Aelin geeking out about books -Dorian giving Aelin Fleetfoot -Rowan and Aelin reunion scene in QoS -When Lysandra is a Sea Dragon and Aedion tells her that they are going be married one day -Manon saving Petrah -Manon turning against her grandmother -when Manon learns about Asterin's past - when Chaol, Dorian and Aelin say goodbye at the end of KoA -Whenever Aelin just shows up in Chaol's chapters in QoS -whenever Aelin's plans become unraveled -Manon asking Dorian to marry her -Yrene killing Erawan -Dorian tricking Maeve -Evangeline and Darrow scene -when Rolfe finds out that Celaena is Aelin -when Aelin is pounding on the box -Aelin getting out of the box and the scene with getting out of the chains -when Dorian and Aelin are dancing -the ending scene of QoS with the glass castle shatters -the whole Key scene SO many more Favorite Quotes: -"You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if only you dare." -"You do not yield" -"I am Sam Cortland, and I will not be afraid." -"Where's my wife." -"Libraries were full of ideas--perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons. -“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.” -“I like music," she said slowly, "because when I hear it, I . . . I lose myself within myself, if that makes any sense. I become empty and full all at once, and I can feel the whole earth roiling around me. When I play. I'm not . . . for once, I'm not destroying, I'm creating.” -“We each survive in our own way.” -“The best lies were always mixed with truth.” -“Then Celaena and the King of Adarlan smiled at each other, and it was the most terrifying thing Dorian had ever seen.” -“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.” -“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love." -“I claim you, Aelin. To whatever end.” -“You didn't need a weapon at all when you were born one.” -“You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live.” -“She looked at them, at the three males who meant everything—more than everything. Then she smiled with every last shred of courage, of desperation, of hope for the glimmer of that glorious future. “Let’s go rattle the stars.” -“If you're a monster, I'm a monster.” -"To a better world." -“Aelin Galathynius had raised an army not just to challenge Morath, but to rattle the stars.” -“You know, you ladies can let us males do things every now and then.” -“He’d almost told the princess that she could keep Hellas’s Horse, but there was something to be said about the prospect of charging down Morath foot soldiers atop a horse named Butterfly.” -“Rowan beheld all Aelin was and is, and he was not afraid." -“Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …” -“I am here, I am wish you.” -“Live, Manon. Live.” SO many more Overall, I love this series so much. I need more of this world.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Martin

    There are no regrets here. Arguably my absolute favorite book series, and that throws Harry Potter to #2 on the list (<--that is not a title I strip down lightly from its throne). You will love the characters. You will love the plots. You will love the twists. And you will love the joy, anger, sadness, and absolute heartbreak this series brings to the table.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cass

    4.75 stars overall --Playlists-- Manon: https://open.spotify.com/user/0vvheqx... Dorian: https://open.spotify.com/user/0vvheqx... Aelin: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6jA... More to Come 4.75 stars overall --Playlists-- Manon: https://open.spotify.com/user/0vvheqx... Dorian: https://open.spotify.com/user/0vvheqx... Aelin: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6jA... More to Come

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gigi Diehl

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved these books so much. I especially loved some quotes. Here are my favorite quote(s) from each of these books. "We all bear scars,... Mine just happen to be more visible than most." - Throne of Glass "Celaena smiled back. 'I think... I think I'm happy for me, too.' And she was. For the first time in years, she was truly happy." - Crown of Midnight "You cannot pick and choose which parts of her to love." - Heir of Fire "You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live." + " 'Where I loved these books so much. I especially loved some quotes. Here are my favorite quote(s) from each of these books. "We all bear scars,... Mine just happen to be more visible than most." - Throne of Glass "Celaena smiled back. 'I think... I think I'm happy for me, too.' And she was. For the first time in years, she was truly happy." - Crown of Midnight "You cannot pick and choose which parts of her to love." - Heir of Fire "You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live." + " 'Where will we go?' 'I hear hell is particularly nice this time of year." - Queen of Shadows "The fear of loss . . . it can destroy you as much as the loss itself." - Empire of Storms "It was agony and despair and fear. It was hot and laughter and rest. It was life, all of it..." - Tower of Dawn " 'We are the Thirteen,' she said. 'From now until the Darkness claims us.' " - Kingdom of Ash

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lilicakes

    4.5 stars. Couldn’t put the last book down, loved the series. I’ll admit, I was not impressed with the first book, Assassin’s Blade, at all. Thought it was simple and contrived, and didn’t like the main character. But the genius of Maas is the writing developed along with the character, she grew and became more heroic and the plot became more complex and interesting. And as the characters were added, the tension grew and the lives wove together tighter and tighter. And talk about strong females! 4.5 stars. Couldn’t put the last book down, loved the series. I’ll admit, I was not impressed with the first book, Assassin’s Blade, at all. Thought it was simple and contrived, and didn’t like the main character. But the genius of Maas is the writing developed along with the character, she grew and became more heroic and the plot became more complex and interesting. And as the characters were added, the tension grew and the lives wove together tighter and tighter. And talk about strong females! And bonds formed between characters as equals! Now I want to go back and read those first ones again, I know I missed things. So glad I kept reading! Note: this is a YA series and rated as such. Plot and writing style are not refined. Somewhere between Harry Potter and LOTR, and not in the same league as either of them. But I loved it anyway

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shy Reviews

    FAVORITE OF ALL TIME. "You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most." — Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)) If someone asks me to name my favorite book or series, this comes out of my before any other book can even come to my mind. "Why are you crying?" "Because," she whispered, her voice shaking, "you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be." — Sarah J. Maas FAVORITE OF ALL TIME. "You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most." — Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)) If someone asks me to name my favorite book or series, this comes out of my before any other book can even come to my mind. "Why are you crying?" "Because," she whispered, her voice shaking, "you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be." — Sarah J. Maas (Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)) It's a fantasy series filled with plot twists, love, the best of friendships and second chances. It's a series filled with magic, murder, hope, a world-altering story that will capture your heart, break it into pieces and then mend it back together. It's a series filled with pure poetry and the greatest love stories that I have ever read or will ever read. "Because I am lost," she whispered onto the earth. "And I do not know the way." — Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)) Once you read this series, be prepared, because nothing you read after this will ever compare. I dont say that this is my favorite series of all time easily. I actually wouldn't say there's anything else that I've read so far or will read that will ever compare to this. This isn't just a series or a book. This is a work of pure art. I can't even put into words how amazing this series is. I dont think anyone can ever do this series justice. "They joined hands. So the world ended. And the next one began." — Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)) In fact, while you're here, read the rest of her books. They're all filled with pure... pure... everything. It's everything. "Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will always love you." — Sarah J. Maas (Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)) I'm not exaggerating when I say that I can't express how amazing this is. I've recommended this series to my entire family, all my friends, even some strangers I've met at the store and library. I will recommend this series, hell this author for the rest of my life. She is so good, all of her books have their very own shelf in my home library. She's so good, she's surpassed my other favorite author, J.K. Rowling and if you knew me, you'd know that it breaks my heart to say that because Rowling started my love of reading but Mass has breathed life into it and kept it going. That's what it is. That's what it will always be. "It was agony and despair and fear. It was joy and laughter and rest. It was life, all of it..." — Sarah J. Maas (Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)) Read it. Please. Read it and if you dont like it, I'll... do something because that's how much faith I have that you'll love it just as much as I did. Hell, if you love it half as much as I did, it will still rock your world. Read it. Please. You wont regret it. "Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …" — Sarah J. Maas (Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)) And once you read it, please reach out and tell me how you liked it. I'd love to know if this series is the world-altering phenomenon that I believe it to be. Here's a list of her other series: A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Mist and Fury A Court of Wings and Ruin A Court of Frost and Starlight House of Earth and Blood More Reviews: https://sshilsonreviews.blogspot.com/

  8. 5 out of 5

    Grace O’Loan

    OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH. You instantly fall in love with the characters and the way you feel you follow the protagonist throughout her journey is amazing. She is literally a different person by the end of the series. And I have never felt such hate towards a person (Chaol Westfall) that is fictional in a while. The series is EXTREMELY long and has a very lengthy end so I recommend that you spread out the books and not read them all at once. This isn't because of how long it is though this is just s OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH. You instantly fall in love with the characters and the way you feel you follow the protagonist throughout her journey is amazing. She is literally a different person by the end of the series. And I have never felt such hate towards a person (Chaol Westfall) that is fictional in a while. The series is EXTREMELY long and has a very lengthy end so I recommend that you spread out the books and not read them all at once. This isn't because of how long it is though this is just so you can savour it. The storyline is very addictive with world building having a constant presence in the story you feel totally immersed in what is happening. P.S. You wil lcry, you will yell, you will threaten many fictional people. I recommend for 12-16 year olds to read this but do keep in mind that there are mature themes in Empire of storms. READ IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET

  9. 5 out of 5

    Princelust

    Wonderful.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Bloebaum

    Absolutely amazing! I started of not liking Celaena, but came to respect her as the stories developed and I am loving the wonderful world she lives in and the adventures she has. I love several characters more than her, but I won't spoil anything. This is definitely a must read if you love young adult, fantasy, magic and more! Absolutely amazing! I started of not liking Celaena, but came to respect her as the stories developed and I am loving the wonderful world she lives in and the adventures she has. I love several characters more than her, but I won't spoil anything. This is definitely a must read if you love young adult, fantasy, magic and more!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Katilipops

    Just fantastic. I really, really enjoyed this. Not a genre I pick up that often but I'm glad when I did, I hit this series (credit to my sister! She wanted to read something together and this author was on both our lists... We picked the series that was complete). I enjoyed the story, couldn't wait to pick the books back up, plotted when I would be able to squeeze more chapters in (Feed yourselves, kids!) and thought about what was happening in between actually reading it. Want an awesome escape Just fantastic. I really, really enjoyed this. Not a genre I pick up that often but I'm glad when I did, I hit this series (credit to my sister! She wanted to read something together and this author was on both our lists... We picked the series that was complete). I enjoyed the story, couldn't wait to pick the books back up, plotted when I would be able to squeeze more chapters in (Feed yourselves, kids!) and thought about what was happening in between actually reading it. Want an awesome escape to 2020? Does something like a mix of GOT, Harry Potter*, LOTR with a touch of Twilight sound fun? Lose yourself in these books. Things I liked w/o giving anything away: - The plot, and how it carried from book to book. There was a greater storyline, but parsed out well between the books without feeling bloated or like it dragged on like some series can do (Looking at you, Outlander). The action moved around and it felt like a natural progression, the plot points grew from each other. I might have had broad ideas of how things would go but generally couldn't predict much (but when they happened, it made sense not something out of the blue). Also, I noted that the author did a good job of not leaving loose threads around - things were explained or tied together. - The adventurous pace, something happening all the time, with character breaks/development throughout. Even parts that seemed slow or inconsequential did actually factor in, more or less. If she spent more time on one area there was a reason. - The characters, great collection of characters slowly added - and developed - throughout. The heroines growth was really satisfying to watch, we really take the journey with her. Her amassing of friends and allies was awesome. Sometimes adding new characters feels like it's because they need fresh blood into the story and then you lose time with older characters or it changes the vibe - but here it felt like an intentional part of the cobweb added. Each strand really makes the web stronger and made for an awesome cast of characters, all with some greater role within the storyline. - The relationships. I don't want to give anything away, but I would be missing a huge point of why I loved this series if I didn't say it held one of my favorite relationships of all time. Matching a hero tends to be the author justifying how it could work, how it could make sense, usually by making the non-hero sweet or smart or supportive - here it's so well done, it's a true partnership, so well unfolded. I won't say more. Things I'll say if you want some critical stuff to offset the gushing stuff: - There is a chance I'm biased because I just really needed an escape from 2020. - The dialog was good, but the flow was sometimes interrupted in a way I found distracting. - Book 6 is tough to get thru, just the way it was set up. I can't imagine those who had to wait for 6 and THEN wait for 7. Book 7 is wee choppy, though last books are tough to read anyway... last Harry Potter, etc. *- This is published by a YA publisher and might be in that section. I find this tricky sometimes... Partly because I'm a mom to an 11 year old and am protective of what she's reading - even though I know exploring sexual situations in books is not necessarily a bad way to glimpse what that's about. The first book (book 0) the heroine turns 17 - and for most of the rest of the series she is over 18. 18 is sort of the threshold for what makes a YA book and book 5 in particular has some detailed sex. I will note that the scenes are consensual and meaningful, if that helps. There is also gore and violence, actually, but not overly descriptive or seemingly 'real' and not in a real world setting. I guess that sums it up. I thought about going book by book but it's really the whole together that makes it and it would be hard not to give anything away. (And this is already one of the longest reviews I've done). I'm in mourning that it's over... All good things must come to an end, dang it!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anushrita

    Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas ******************************* A world about a female assassin trying to win over her freedom by becoming the King's Champion. The story starts out to be pretty much setting up relationships with the characters. Calaena is a strong ruthless little thing developing feelings for people around her inspite of her past. Her past is the main storyline in the first few books and it becomes an adventure as we set out to discover how a 10-year-old ended up becoming t Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas ******************************* A world about a female assassin trying to win over her freedom by becoming the King's Champion. The story starts out to be pretty much setting up relationships with the characters. Calaena is a strong ruthless little thing developing feelings for people around her inspite of her past. Her past is the main storyline in the first few books and it becomes an adventure as we set out to discover how a 10-year-old ended up becoming the famous Adarlan's Assassin and a feared name. She's one of the strongest, loveliest female leads that I've encountered in a long time. The growth of characters is to kill for! I loved how Maas made me fall in love with every single character. And I also loved how she didn't kill off many loved characters as others do. Though I'm not gonna talk about that single kill that gets into everyone's nerves. The series has various plots working simultaneously together and there are some surprises along the way that even the reader is left shocked and reeling like the other characters. The storyline was pretty amazing but the characters purr and growl a lot! (Any cadre fans here?) In the end it became a lot of tedious war scenes which made me skip them up a bit, though the plot twists helped to keep the excitement going on and I loved all the pairings. It's a gripping intriguing series and as far as I've heard about Maas she's one of the best fantasy writers. I loved the Fae world and how one character brings the whole world together for one good cause. Hard to believe but Maas pulled it off. Anyone wants to discuss the series or would like me to do separate reviews do comment! I've just been as vague as I could be without giving out spoilers! I'm bursting to do that you see!😆 #collidingsouls #throneofglass #sarahjmaas #heiroffire #throneofglassseries #empireofstorms #queenofshadows #crownofmidnight #aelinashryvergalathynius #towerofdawn #rowanwhitethorn #bookstagram #dorianhavilliard #aelingalathynius #manonblackbeak #sjm #throneofglassfandom #rowaelin #tog #sjmaas #chaolwestfall #celaenasardothien #aelinashryvergalathyniuswhitethorn #tog7 #books #rowanwhitethorngalathynius #aelin #elidelochan #throneofglassfanart #book

  13. 5 out of 5

    ahaana ☽

    Rating: 4.9 stars Written by Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass is a fantasy series comprising of 8 books, and following the story of Celaena Sardothien, an assassin. At first sight, it’s not what one would typically expect in a fantasy series, but regardless, it encompasses a variety of elements from across genres and will definitely please readers who stumble across it. I have to admit, I wasn’t particularly drawn to the series when I first started reading it, but as I progressed through the series Rating: 4.9 stars Written by Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass is a fantasy series comprising of 8 books, and following the story of Celaena Sardothien, an assassin. At first sight, it’s not what one would typically expect in a fantasy series, but regardless, it encompasses a variety of elements from across genres and will definitely please readers who stumble across it. I have to admit, I wasn’t particularly drawn to the series when I first started reading it, but as I progressed through the series I found myself longing to know what each of the characters’ futures held. There were surprises in almost every chapter, adding new twists to the story, but even then, Maas managed to avoid making the series complicated, or hard to comprehend. No one is who they seem to be, and soon you find yourself inside each of the characters’ shoes. Although you probably aren’t an assassin or have a story similar to Celaena’s, you can relate with almost everyone on an emotional level, and empathize with them. I’m not going to pretend, this series made me cry in moments I least expected it, or made me want to hurl something across my room when a character was angry. The Throne of Glass series motivates you to do more, for yourself and others, and almost every character inspires you to be better. After reading these 8 books, you will be in awe of how hard the characters’ try to reach their goal, no matter how much they’ve been through and lost. I would have given this series a full 5 stars but there were points when I found the story too sad, and I just thought Maas shouldn’t have killed off certain characters. It’s not a problem with the books, but at certain points, it gets too melancholy for me to handle. Just the journey of Celaena, and how she discovers herself and her relationships with various people is captivating. This series is different and unique because it includes every characters’ point of view. One of the issues in these books was the absence of diversity. There were only 2 genders included, and everyone was white (with the exception of Nehemia). I honestly would have loved if the book included more diverse culture. If you look at other fantasy series, for example, Harry Potter, you would be reading the entire book from Harry’s perspective. You might have flashbacks that show you how much Snape loved Lily, or about Voldemort’s past, but you won’t have chapters dedicated to what characters other than Harry are thinking or feeling. That’s one of the reasons I loved Throne of Glass. I was able to see the events progressing through each character’s perspective. The imagery in this series was flawless and I was able to view and fabricate scenes of the story in my mind while reading. I couldn’t put any book in this series down, and although I might have felt sorrow at certain parts, I wanted to keep reading because of the amount of intrigue in these books. This series, as a whole, is engaging, melancholy, captivating, heart-wrenching, unpredictable, witty, thought-provoking, delightful, and has an exceptional storyline. After reading this series, readers will be desperate not to let go of its characters, the plot, and the evanescent feeling of being in the text. I was (still am) addicted to this series!! It’s astonishing how influential these books are, and although they might be somewhat lengthy, I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a good book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Corey

    4.75 This series isn't perfect, so not a 5/5 but sooo close! Do not be put off by the teen protagonist; many characters are purportedly in their late teens/early twenties but act with a maturity of people twice their age. ACOTAR has been touted as similar being to the Hunger Games, but I fail to see much in common besides a teenage rebel. Here the plot is more complex, as is the world-building and the characters. I believe it's a slightly tamer version of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. ACOTAR 4.75 This series isn't perfect, so not a 5/5 but sooo close! Do not be put off by the teen protagonist; many characters are purportedly in their late teens/early twenties but act with a maturity of people twice their age. ACOTAR has been touted as similar being to the Hunger Games, but I fail to see much in common besides a teenage rebel. Here the plot is more complex, as is the world-building and the characters. I believe it's a slightly tamer version of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy. ACOTAR has mild sex/violence that leaves more to the imagination that BJT does. And don't be daunted by the 7 books (I mean, I love epics but not everyone does)- there isn't a lot of filler in the series, the plot keeps moving throughout. I.e. you could cut out 3 of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, and no one would notice. Celaena may be off-putting at first, but as the plot moves forward, and additional characters are worth the wait- the Ironteeth witches especially. PS I always cringe when main characters are given pets, but fear not, Fleetfoot survives the series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eliane Morales

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book series was definitely one of my favorites. That is, the first five books were amazing to me. But after Empire of Storms, the last two books were kind of a drag. I DNF'ed Tower of Dawn because I honestly did not care about Chaol and Nesryn. I love Chaol as a character and I'm glad he got a healing arc, but I didn't need to read a full length novel about it. Kingdom of Ash was always a hard hitter for many fans of this series so I expected a lot. But it was a drag, like I said. I don't k This book series was definitely one of my favorites. That is, the first five books were amazing to me. But after Empire of Storms, the last two books were kind of a drag. I DNF'ed Tower of Dawn because I honestly did not care about Chaol and Nesryn. I love Chaol as a character and I'm glad he got a healing arc, but I didn't need to read a full length novel about it. Kingdom of Ash was always a hard hitter for many fans of this series so I expected a lot. But it was a drag, like I said. I don't know if it's just me, but it really felt like everyone was taking their sweet time to get back to Aedion and Lysandra in the battle field. I did not finish Kingdom of Ash. I think I left off on page 700/1000. That being said, I do not know what happened in those last hundreds of pages. All I know is that everyone is happy in the end except for Gavriel and the 13. Maybe it turned me off because I felt like I already knew the ending? Who knows. Maybe I'll give this series another go after I finish most of my new reads.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Aimee Turner-Hewitt

    This series was the first fantasy series I ever read. During lockdown I stared reading much more that I usually did, and that hasn’t let up since. I picked the up Throne of Glass back in June of 2020, after a friend had recommended it to me. Just over a month later I had made my way through the whole series. These were characters that I felt like I could connect strongly with, and I cared so much about what happened with each of them. The world felt so real to me, which is why I think it is still This series was the first fantasy series I ever read. During lockdown I stared reading much more that I usually did, and that hasn’t let up since. I picked the up Throne of Glass back in June of 2020, after a friend had recommended it to me. Just over a month later I had made my way through the whole series. These were characters that I felt like I could connect strongly with, and I cared so much about what happened with each of them. The world felt so real to me, which is why I think it is still my favourite book series to this day over a year after reading them for the first time (I re-read them last December) I’ve seen many people speaking about how they are not sure they want to read this series purely because of how long it is; however, while I was reading, I didn’t even notice how long it took because I was so invested! I would even say that I would love even more books about some of my favourite side characters, as there is so much more about this world and it’s characters to discover. This series holds so many twist and turns that I think any fantasy reader would love.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    So, I think this series has become my all-time favourite. I really like Celaena, I find her funny and witty and just an all-round likeable, sassy character. I know some people don’t like her because she’s a bit bratty but it’s important to remember that she starts off as a 16-year-old girl who’s known as the best assassin, of course she’s going to think so highly of herself. But throughout the series, we get to see her grow, she learns to rely on other people, to trust them, and I just love her, So, I think this series has become my all-time favourite. I really like Celaena, I find her funny and witty and just an all-round likeable, sassy character. I know some people don’t like her because she’s a bit bratty but it’s important to remember that she starts off as a 16-year-old girl who’s known as the best assassin, of course she’s going to think so highly of herself. But throughout the series, we get to see her grow, she learns to rely on other people, to trust them, and I just love her, she’s great. The plot was well spread out over the eight books, it has great world building which is massively helped by the maps printed in the books. There was foreshadowing in the books which meant that plot twists didn’t come as a huge surprise which I found helped the series remain quite immersive. I found that the more I progressed through the series, the more I couldn’t put the books down. I laughed, I cried (at least once per book), and it’s a series that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone and everyone.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    What to say about this series? I picked it up as a break from the non-fiction I’ve been reading, and for general escapism. In that sense, it was a success. Despite the flaws, it was entertaining and I was curious enough to keep reading to the end. On the other hand, I wouldn’t really recommend these books. I’m not impressed by Maas’ writing style. (I lost count of the times she described someone as something-or-other “incarnate” — not only was it a lazy descriptor but I am pretty sure she doesn’t What to say about this series? I picked it up as a break from the non-fiction I’ve been reading, and for general escapism. In that sense, it was a success. Despite the flaws, it was entertaining and I was curious enough to keep reading to the end. On the other hand, I wouldn’t really recommend these books. I’m not impressed by Maas’ writing style. (I lost count of the times she described someone as something-or-other “incarnate” — not only was it a lazy descriptor but I am pretty sure she doesn’t know what that word means.) Her character and story arcs are predictable but at the same time hard to believe as written. And I was surprised to discover (having seen general descriptions of the series) that these novels are more fantasy romance than epic fantasy. So ... a nice break but I look forward to returning to other reading, including a plan to dive back into the Cosmere, which I’m sure will offer more satisfying writing, characters, and plot.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Yoku

    An assassin, a wicked king, darkness times and war ahead..., romance and a very interesting world setting and character building. This is the base of this tremendous story. There is nothing else that need to be said, except that even with some flaws along the books, this is one (if not THE) best fantasy series that I have ever read. Saraj J. Maas did really a great job and each book ending will make you feel satisfied and crazy to start the next one at the same time, so I really recommend that i An assassin, a wicked king, darkness times and war ahead..., romance and a very interesting world setting and character building. This is the base of this tremendous story. There is nothing else that need to be said, except that even with some flaws along the books, this is one (if not THE) best fantasy series that I have ever read. Saraj J. Maas did really a great job and each book ending will make you feel satisfied and crazy to start the next one at the same time, so I really recommend that if you want to read this story, than you should get all the books at once. Also, you should read The Assassin's Blade after the first book and the Tower of Dawn before you start Kingdom of Ashes. Hope you all enjoy this story as much as did.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lori L Snickles

    This was an amazing story about a young woman who started out as an assassin but learned that she was so much more than that. The trials that she goes through during her life would normally break a person but she survives and comes out even better than before. The friends and enemies she makes throughout her life are well worth reading about and her love stories are heart felt. I cannot say enough about this series and I highly encourage that after reading this author's series you read A Court o This was an amazing story about a young woman who started out as an assassin but learned that she was so much more than that. The trials that she goes through during her life would normally break a person but she survives and comes out even better than before. The friends and enemies she makes throughout her life are well worth reading about and her love stories are heart felt. I cannot say enough about this series and I highly encourage that after reading this author's series you read A Court of Thorns and Roses.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    Incredible, incredible series!!!!! Twists and turns everywhere and soooooo many times I was left to cry in my own little world!!!!! Did have some dips and slow parts, but that's bound to happen in every book.... overall, Sarah J. Maas is still one of my favourite authors and her mind must be so beautiful!!!! Incredible, incredible series!!!!! Twists and turns everywhere and soooooo many times I was left to cry in my own little world!!!!! Did have some dips and slow parts, but that's bound to happen in every book.... overall, Sarah J. Maas is still one of my favourite authors and her mind must be so beautiful!!!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Arya

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! One epic smashing dramatic book. Aelin is my role model. Out of 5 stars, I would've given it a billion rating. It's that much great. I'm deeply sad that these had to end, though. I cried with her, fought with her, laughed with her, endured pain with her, cared for everyone. Seriously miss it. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! One epic smashing dramatic book. Aelin is my role model. Out of 5 stars, I would've given it a billion rating. It's that much great. I'm deeply sad that these had to end, though. I cried with her, fought with her, laughed with her, endured pain with her, cared for everyone. Seriously miss it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Coleman lancaster

    This is a series you can't put down once you start it! Unpredictable drama that keeps you turning the Page's and characters to fall in love with And Cheer for weep with And fight for! I'm 55 years old and I cried when it was over but some were happy tears for the characters that made it through to the end! Thank you Sarah for your hard work and the Joy you bring! This is a series you can't put down once you start it! Unpredictable drama that keeps you turning the Page's and characters to fall in love with And Cheer for weep with And fight for! I'm 55 years old and I cried when it was over but some were happy tears for the characters that made it through to the end! Thank you Sarah for your hard work and the Joy you bring!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sierra

    I absolutely loved this series in my youth. I think anyone who enjoys fantasy, romance, and action would adore this series. Unfortunately for me the last book ruined the series for me, I almost wish I hadn’t read it. The final book left me dissatisfied and disappointed. I would still recommend the series but be ready for a somewhat lame finale.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shelly

    This series got me hooked in but the more I read the more pornagraphic it got from book to book. For being in the youth genre I would not want my 14 - 16 year old reading this series. With that said, it was an interesting read and thought the author did a great job character and world building. You really wanted the characters to succeed and you got attached to them.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Celestina

    Let me tell you, in as few words as possible what I think of this series... THE.BEST. I admit the first two books were slower and harder to read, however they picked up significantly afterward and ended up being the top of my favorite book list of all time. Will read again and again!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    One of the most intriguing fantasy series I have ever read. I mean, you literally can’t put the books down. This series has a little bit of everything and I would recommend to every person who ever asks.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nic

    Holy cow! This series was so freaking awesome, complete and well thought out. Mind blown! Yes, there were some confusing parts... but they were summed up later, making for a great 2nd reading experience! So many plot twist. It was an emotional rollercoaster of a read!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rhianna

    Beautiful, heart wrenching series that'll take you through several twists and turns, cliff-hangers and leave you on the edge of your seat with its action and storyline. You'll fall in love with the protagonist and the friends/allies she makes along her journey. Beautiful, heart wrenching series that'll take you through several twists and turns, cliff-hangers and leave you on the edge of your seat with its action and storyline. You'll fall in love with the protagonist and the friends/allies she makes along her journey.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Makenzie Rich

    I have never experience such bittersweet sorrow upon finishing a book series. Sarah J Mass truly has a gift in making a reader fall in love with not only the characters, but the worlds she builds as well. This series may forever be inked in my list of all time favorites.

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